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Fayette pastor who advocated against removal of Ten Commandments monument dies

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County pastor who advocated against the removal of a Ten Commandments monument from a Connellsville Area School District property died unexpectedly Monday morning, ...

4 projects suggested for block grant funding in Connellsville

By Karl Polacek
Four projects were proposed for use of 2015 Community Development Block Grant money during the first public hearing Monday in Connellsville City Hall. Michelle Kooyman of Connellsville proposed work on the tennis and basketball courts at East Park and Mountz Creek ...

Dunbar authority to sign railroad accord

By Cindy Ekas
The Dunbar Borough/Township Sanitary Authority agreed Monday to sign a license agreement with the Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad that will pave the way for the completion of a $5 million sewage extension project along Route 119. Solicitor Gretchen Mundorff told authority members ...

Connellsville native, puppeteer makes it to semifinals of ‘America’s Got Talent’

By Linda Harkcom 7:12 a.m.
Connellsville native Howie Michael Smith will take the stage tonight in the semifinal round of “America’s Got Talent.” Smith and pal Christian Anderson are competing on ...

New Fayette County assistant DA named

By Tribune-Review
A Uniontown attorney has been named an assistant district attorney. Bernard C. John was sworn in to the position on Monday before Judge Joseph George Jr. “I’m looking forward to working with the district attorney and his entire staff, using my ...

White lion Prince dies at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

By Ben Schmitt
Prince, a 5-year-old white lion, was born at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, recognized by staff as a symbol of its Wildlife Kingdom, and died there last ...

Record-holding female motorcyclist to speak at Lincoln Highway event

By Nicole Chynoweth
When Stacey Bortz showed up to a motorcycle drag race with her custom Harley-Davidson, the reputation of the bike preceded her, as it had been ...

Engine roar lures fans to Fayette County Fair Demolition Derby

By Evan Sanders
The scent of fresh popcorn mingles with that of burning antifreeze and the sweet smell of petrol. It’s a hot summer evening at Chevron Outdoor Arena ...

Fayette County man killed in ATV accident

By Tony Raap
A man died late Saturday in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Fayette County. The wreck happened about 11:30 p.m. on Braddock Road in Henry Clay Township, state police said. James D. Mathias, 41, of Wharton Township was killed in the crash. Another ...

Barn fire no obstacle to opening of farm store near Dawson

By Mary Pickels
Six years ago, Matt Christner’s family home was lost to fire. In May, a barn fire at his Fayette County farm caused $250,000 in damage and ...

Pilgrims ready to return to Mt. St. Macrina

By Marilyn Forbes
A weekend of devotion and reflection awaits those who plan to attend the annual pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Labor Day weekend at Mt. St. Macrina in Uniontown. The pilgrimage, which began on Labor Day in ...

Record golf ball collection drives Connellsville native

By Karl Polacek
Joe Galiardi, a Connellsville native who lives in Cupertino, Calif., has proof that he is the foremost collector of autographed golf balls. On April 10, Galiardi ...

Fayette County firefighters group elects new president

By Cami Dibattista
Jason Adams is the new president of the Fayette County Firemen’s Association. “I’m proud to be involved with the firemen’s association,” said Adams, who started with ...

Brownsville native draws from life experience in series of books

By Franklin Lacava
Although Richard Wells has made Michigan his home for more than 60 years, the Brownsville native still feels the tug of the Mon Valley town ...

Daily Courier columnist knew, loved Connellsville community

By Mark Hofmann
The Connellsville community this week lost a woman who loved the city. Nancy Henry was a Daily Courier columnist/freelance writer and a Rotarian who was active in various other organizations. Henry was a beloved daughter, sister and aunt. And she was a ...

Fire heavily damages Connellsville home

By Karl Polacek
One fireman was reported injured Friday afternoon when fire extensively damaged a home on North Jefferson Street in Connellsville. Firefighters were called to the scene of ...

Pair of suspects sought in South Union robbery

By Tribune-Review
Two armed black men, estimated to be in their mid-20s, allegedly entered the Circle K convenience store on Hopwood-Fairchance Road on Thursday demanding money and cigarettes, state police said. One man with a black revolver went behind the store counter and ...

Federal judge does not order removal of Ten Commandments monument from Connellsville school

By Liz Zemba
A federal judge Friday determined a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of a Fayette County school endorses religion but didn’t order its removal. Without a court order deciding the monument’s fate, both sides declared victory. Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-founder of a ...

Earlier start, free meals among changes as Connellsville Area schools start Monday

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville Area School District students will return to the classrooms Monday, and there will be some changes in effect, including earlier starting times for junior ...

Mount St. Macrina hosting annual pilgrimage

By Emma Jene Lelik
For the 81st year the annual Labor Day weekend pilgrimage at Mount St. Macrina will offer pilgrims opportunities to attend Divine Liturgy, Matins, Vespers, the ...

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